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Privileges Committee And Extended Hours

The Business Committee today decided on membership of some important parliamentary committees including the Privileges Committee and also agreed the House sit extended hours on March 8.

Officers of Parliament Committee
• Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith (Chairperson)
• Hon Peter Dunne, United Future
• Darien Fenton, Labour
• Te Ururoa Flavell, Māori Party
• Gareth Hughes, Green
• H V Ross Robertson, Labour
• Barbara Stewart, New Zealand First
• Michael Woodhouse, National

Privileges Committee
• Hon John Banks, ACT
• Hon Gerry Brownlee, National
• Charles Chauvel, Labour
• Hon Lianne Dalziel, Labour
• Hon Christopher Finlayson, National
• Dr Kennedy Graham, Green
• Hon Murray McCully, National
• Hon David Parker, Labour
• Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First
• Hon Anne Tolley, National
• Hon Tariana Turia, Māori Party

Standing Orders Committee
• Hon Gerry Brownlee, National
• Hon Peter Dunne, United Future
• Te Ururoa Flavell, Māori Party
• Chris Hipkins, Labour
• Gareth Hughes, Green
• Hon Trevor Mallard, Labour
• Denis O’Rourke, New Zealand First
• Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, Speaker
• Hon Anne Tolley, National

The committee also agreed the Ngati Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill and the Ngati Whatua Orakei Claims Bill be treated as cognate bills for their first reading; and

The Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Bill and the Maraeroa A and B Blocks Incorporation Bill be treated as cognate bills for their first, second and third readings

These bills and the Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Bill (first reading) will be progressed during extended sitting hours on Thursday, March 8.

The committee also agreed to extend the time by which the Local Government and Environment Committee must report the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill to the House from Wednesday, February 29 2012 to Tuesday, May 15 2012.

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